13yo boy among three people charged after traffic controller hit by stolen car

A 13-year-old boy is among three people who have been charged after a Queensland traffic controller was hit by a stolen car in Ipswich yesterday.

Just after 2.00pm, the police chopper began tracking a stolen black Audi Q5 station wagon after it allegedly evaded police in Inala.

A short time later, the same vehicle allegedly struck a traffic controller who was working on Brisbane Road in Newtown.


Miraculously, the 57-year-old man escaped with only minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Police say the stolen car fled the scene and continued driving in a dangerous manner through the Ipswich and South Brisbane areas before coming to a stop after crashing into two police vehicles.

Two young men and a boy were arrested at the scene, whilst two police officers were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries from the collisions.

A 23-year-old Acacia Ridge man has since been charged with one count each of negligent acts causing harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlicensed driving, failing to stop, unlawful use of a vehicle and two counts each of stealing and receiving tainted property.

A 17-year-old Inala man was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.

The pair are due to appear in the Richland Magistrates Court today.

A 13-year-old boy was also charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Detectives say they are continuing to investigate possible links between the stolen car and several home burglaries in the Sunnybank Hills and Runcorn areas over the past week.